General information about San Jose
Country Costa Rica
region San José 08
region 2San José 101
region 3Hospital 10103
Population 335,007
Visitors 1,630,000/Year
Time Zone America/Costa_Rica
Cost of living in San Jose
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 209 292
Food 218 358
Transportation 44 106
Communications and utilities 68 65
Clothing 25 95
Sports and leisure 29 105
Total 593 1,021
Accommodation in San Jose USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 211
Shared room in city centre 295
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 346
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 533
Coordinates of San Jose
Time Zone America/Costa_Rica
GMT -6
DST -6
Latitude 9.933330000
Longitude -84.083330000
Elevation (STRM3) 1161 m.
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Cost of living and prices in San Jose

Restaurants
Meal Inexpensive Restaurant 1 pers. 8 USD
Meal Mid-range Restaurant 2 pers. 36 USD
Meal McMeal at McDonalds 1 pc. 7 USD
Drinks Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2 USD
Drinks Imported Beer 0.33 liters 4 USD
Drinks Coke/Pepsi 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Water 0.33 liters 1 USD
Drinks Cappuccino Portion 2 USD
Markets
Food Water 1.5 liters 2 USD
Food Loaf Bread 500 g. 2 USD
Food Eggs 12 pc. 3 USD
Food Milk 1 liter 1 USD
Food Onion 1 kg. 2 USD
Food Lettuce 1 head 1 USD
Food Rice white 1 kg. 2 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 2 USD
Food Potato 1 kg. 3 USD
Food Cheese Local 1 kg. 6 USD
Meat Chicken Breasts 1 kg. 8 USD
Fruits Apples 1 kg. 5 USD
Fruits Banana 1 kg. 1 USD
Fruits Oranges 1 kg. 2 USD
Alcohol Wine, Mid-Range 1 bottle 13 USD
Alcohol Domestic Beer 0.5 liters 2 USD
Alcohol Imported Beer 0.33 liters 3 USD
Cigarettes Marlboro 1 pack 3 USD
Transportation
Public transport| One-way 1 ticket 1 USD
Public transport| Monthly Pass 1 month 54 USD
Taxi Taxi Start Start 1 USD
Taxi Normal Tariff 1 km 1 USD
Taxi Waiting 1 hour 10 USD
Fuel Gasoline 1 liter 1 USD
Automobile Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline 1 pc. 22,671 USD
Entertainment
Sport Fitness Club Fee 1 month 59 USD
Sport Tennis Court Rent 1 hour 24 USD
Rest Cinema, International Release 1 seat 6 USD
Goods
Clothing Jeans, Levis 501 1 Pair 70 USD
Clothing Summer Dress in Zara, H&M 1 pc. 50 USD
Shoes Nike Running Shoes 1 pair 100 USD
Shoes Men Leather Business Shoes 1 pair 98 USD
Accommodation
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 bedroom 666 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 bedroom 433 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment in City Centre 3 bedrooms 1,105 USD
Rent Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 3 bedrooms 792 USD
Utilities Electricity, Heating... for 85m2 1 month 59 USD
Communication Mobile Calls 1 min. 0 USD
Communication Unlimited Internet 1 month 44 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment in City Centre 1 sq. meter 1,713 USD
Buy Apartment Apartment Outside of Centre 1 sq. meter 1,284 USD
Salary Disposable Salary 1 month 732 USD
Mortgage Interest Rate 1 year 10.94%
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Weather, climate, temperature by months in San Jose

Season Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Month Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Year
Record high °C 30 29 28 30 30 31 32 31 31 33 28 29 33
Average high °C 26 25 25 23 23 24 26 26 26 26 25 25 25
Average temperature °C 21 20 20 18 18 19 20 21 21 21 20 20 20
Average low °C 16 15 15 14 14 14 15 16 16 16 16 16 15
Record low °C 13 12 11 9 9 10 10 11 12 13 12 13 9
Rain Days 18 17 8 2 1 1 2 4 0 14 13 14 94
Fog Days 8 7 6 3 1 2 8 5 5 6 4 5 60
Average precipitation Mm. 300 290 140 40 10 0 20 40 220 240 210 240 1750
Relative humidity % 86 87 80 80 76 72 72 73 81 84 83 84 80
Day Length Hours 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12
Dew point °C 17 17 16 16 14 14 15 15 17 18 17 17 193
Growing degree-day °C 333 319 308 284 284 267 327 342 362 342 336 336 3839
Solar radiation, global Mj/m2 16 14 13 13 15 17 18 18 15 14 13 14 15
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San Jose - Closest airports

Total 10 items.
TitleregionCountrySize
4 kmTobias Bolanos International AirportSan JoseM
10 kmJuan Santamaria International AirportSan JoseM
28 kmGuapiles AirportPocociM
34 kmQuepos Managua AirportQueposM
47 kmAerotortuguero AirportRoxanaM
67 kmBarra del Colorado AirportPocociM
72 kmLimon International AirportPuerto LimonM
74 kmBuenos Aires AirportPunta ArenasM
80 kmPalmar Sur AirportPalmar SurM
87 kmLos Chiles AirportLos ChilesM

Cities close to San Jose

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   Month1-101-101-10
0 km Costa RicaSan JoséSan Jose335,007593 USD5.89.56.2
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5 km Costa RicaHerediaHeredia21,947
11 km Costa RicaCartagoCartago26,594
9 km Costa RicaAlajuelaAlajuela47,494
3 km Costa RicaSan JoséCurridabat34,586
24 km Costa RicaCartagoTurrialba28,955
4 km Costa RicaHerediaSan Pablo21,662
62 km Costa RicaLimónLimon63,081
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